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Hagfish ‘slime clouds’ have scientists stumped

The hagfish has a bizarre way of fending off predators: It secretes a slime mass that can immobilize vast amounts of water. Any fish that attempts to …

Kerry pushes quirky, autocratic leader of Turkmenistan on human rights

By Carol Morello<p>Carol Morello<p>National reporter focusing on foreign policy and State Department<p>Email Bio Follow<p>ASHKHABAD, Turkmenistan — Secretary of State John F. Kerry held talks Tuesday with one of the world’s most authoritarian and idiosyncratic leaders as he wrapped up a four-day swing through …

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Volkswagen's Troubles Are Growing, Not Getting Better

EPA cites 'defeat devices' in Audi and Porsche diesel engines<p>This hits just keep on coming for Volkswagen—though in this case, they’re entirely self-inflicted. Earlier today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) delivered a legalese-heavy letter to the U.S. headquarters of the carmaker in …